Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
The psalm reading for today features an acrostic pattern that offers scattered bits of wisdom, but which, when taken as a whole, gives us a deeper and wider view of the nature of God.
For material based on today's OT text, see "The Haggai Complaint," November 7, 2010, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Several fifth graders in the Ogle Elementary School in McKinney, Texas, belong to the Lost Planet book club which is a function of the school's library. Last February, after reading the sci-fi novel The Lost Planet (by Rachel Searles), the kids had fun summarizing it using two apps.
Working on computers in the school library, they employed a breaking news generator app to come up with screen shots. They found images such as an exploding planet captioned with headlines like "Galactic News: Planet Trucon Bursts" and "Trucon Invaded, Trucon Has Been Deliberately Attacked by Federal Fleet."
Then, using an acrostic poem generator app, they selected key words from the story and ...